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Soft shells not welcome at egg throwing championship

Monday, July 01, 2013 - 01:23

July 01 - Teams from the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Japan - led by the original Power Ranger - gather for the world World Egg Throwing Championships. Elly Park reports.

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It's a sport for the hard-boiled. The world's best egg tossers and catchers flocked to Lincolnshire in rural England to participate in the World Egg Throwing Championship. Participants worked in teams of two to make the perfect throw… and catch, without breaking the egg. This year, teams from Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and even Japan, lead by the original Power Ranger, competed for the glory. SOUNDBITE: German Competitor And Last Year's Runner-Up, Timo Breunig, saying (English) "We're sure that we can use our German skills which are in our genes to compete against the Power Ranger." But despite tough competition the title stayed with the home team and was taken by locals Richard Wells and Tom Harrison, whose successful throw of 58 meters, or 187 feet was the longest of the day. Besides egg throwing, a separate competition was held for Egg roulette where challengers had to find the raw egg amidst dozens of boiled ones, and a catapult challenge. The egg-centric sport has a long history, originating many centuries ago when people threw eggs across flooded rivers to get their meals to the other side.

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Soft shells not welcome at egg throwing championship

Monday, July 01, 2013 - 01:23